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6 - 7 September 2017
Nice Acropolis,

Advances in Science and Regulatory Strategies to Develop New Biological and Agrochemical Products to Meet the Challenge of Food Security

Thank you to everyone who attended this year's conference


The CIR and Agbio team would like to extend a a huge thank you to all the delegates, speakers and sponsors who contributed to another fantastic year of meetings, updates and thought leadership. With streams covering registration of agrochemicals, environmental safety, biostimulants and seeds there were many take home points.

Mark your calendar - 2017 dates have been released and we are delighted to announce that we will be returning to the sunny shores of the Nice on 6-7 September 2017. Early Bird booking will open in April 2017, be sure to register your details below so you don't miss out!

CIR & Agbio Beach Party 2016

This year to make the most of our new location in Côte d'Azur, after a day of fruitful discussions and hot industry topics 250+ delegates were transported from the congress center to a private beach for networking, drinks, food and a spot of limbo. Check out our beach party highlights video to see how the night unraveled #CIRAGBIO

Network with agrochemical, biocontrol and biostimulant professionals at AgBio Summit

Agrochemical, Biocontrol, Biostimulant and Seed Treatment, REACH and BPR professionals
Companies represented across the chemical and biocontrol sectors
Government bodies and regulatory agencies

Bringing together the agrochemical, biocontrol biostimulant and seed treatment industries

Innovation in biologicals to develop premium products
  • What are the breakthrough technologies and how can these be used to develop new products?
  • Which formulation technologies hold the most promise for better products?
  • How to develop products from plant microbiome?
  • Biocontrol techniques, can we develop products that tackle the challenges of disease control, resistance, residues and selectivity?
  • How can biocontrol products complement chemicals and seeds?
  • Are new biostimulant products improving quality and yield?

Plus choice of 2 focus days to help take your product to market

Business and Marketing strategies

Successfully registering agricultural biologicals


New science & technology to improve seed treatments
  • Innovation in biological research leading to new seed treatments and new AIs
  • How are new formulation technologies and science leading to better products?
  • Finding new solutions to dust reduction in seed treatment processes
  • Exploring the benefits of integrating biological and chemical treatments
  • What are the advances in seed and benefits of new coating applications?

Plus choice of 2 focus days to help take your product to market

Business and Marketing strategies

Successfully registering agricultural biologicals

Practical regulatory advice for product registration

Registration of Agrochemicals

  • What are the latest updates from EFSA regarding Regulation 1107/2009? 
  • Endocrine Disruptors: Examining the critical next steps towards their adoption
  • Examining Member Sate feedback on AIR 3 and Product Renewal
  • How can industry overcome the challenges of comparative assessment and candidates for substitution?
  • Zonal Authorisation Procedure: Examining the process when evaluations at an EU level are progressing slowly

Ecotoxicology and E-Fate

  • Are you clear on the latest OECD guidance on field dissipation studies for plant protection products?
  • Do you know why some higher tier aquatic and terrestrial studies are rejected by Member States?
  • Do you know what's in the EFSA guidance document for exposure of soil organisms?

Network with, learn from and be Inspired by the industry's leading agricultural experts

Content Corner

FREE WEBINAREuropean Commission Regulation Proposal for EU Fertilisers addressing Plant Biostimulants

Led by: Eric Liegeois, Team Leader Fertilisers, Detergents, Pesticides/Biocides, Plastics and Wastes Recycling, European Commission

Topics covered include:

  • The Revised Fertilisers Regulation proposal which was adopted by the Commission on 17 March 2016
  • Scope now covers plant biostimulants and defines borderlines with Plant Protection Products Regulation
  • The purpose of the webinar will be to explain the proposal and report on the first discussion conducted with European Council
Superior networking at The AgBio Summit
  • Join our exclusive Beach BBQ: Meet new contacts and unwind with clients and colleagues alike.  After the conference sessions end on day one, you are welcome. Places are limited to the first 300 attendees so book early to secure a place.
  • Event App: browse the delegate list, access speaker presentations, set up 1-2-1 meetings, view the latest agenda and vote on industry hot topics 
  • Speed networking is a fast and effective way to guarantee you leave the event with business connections
  • Join our ThinkTank sessions that take place throughout the day. They are free to attend and allow for smaller group discussions. 
Business and regulatory strategies to place products on the market

Choice of two interactive workshops:

Business and marketing strategies for the agrochemical & biocontrol industry  

Assess the key factors affecting market development

Successfully registering agricultural biologicals

Including feedback from ANSES and AGES

Exhibitor & Sponsorship Opportunities